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  • Air Marshal Asghar Khan: my role model, father of Pakistan Air Force, and the protégé of Jinnah

    I have many reasons to write in memory of the venerated Air Marshal Asghar Khan — a protégé of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, he was my role model from the age of 19 when I joined the Royal Pakistan Air Force (RPAF) in 1952...

    I first heard about Asghar Khan, who was at the time a wing commander, from my instructor at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy in Risalpur, who narrated to me the historic event of Jinnah’s visit to...

  • Pakistan Air Force needs to replace 190 planes by 2020

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan Air Force needs to retire 190 planes from its current fleet by 2020, senior officials told Dawn while commenting on a report that the country was seeking another batch of 10 F-16s from the United States...

    Jane’s Defence Weekly reported this week that Pakistan would seek to purchase these additional planes from the United States if the current deal for eight of these fighter jets is successfully concluded...

  • Six IAF men killed as gunmen storm Indian air force base, Pakistan condemns attack

    PATHANKOT: An operation to secure a militant-hit Indian air base near the Pakistan border ended on Saturday with six Indian security men and four suspected gunmen killed, police said, after an assault that threatens to undermine the two countries' fragile peace process...

    At least four gunmen alleged to be from Jaish-i-Mohammed group dressed in army uniforms infiltrated the Pathankot air base in northern Punjab state at around 3:30...

  • Pakistan Air Force commemorates Feb 27 'Operation Swift Retort'

    The Pakistan Air Force on Thursday conducted a ceremony at the Air Headquarter to commemorate the first anniversary of the Feb 27 'Operation Swift Retort' which resulted in the downing of two Indian planes that had violated Pakistani airspace...

    Addressing the event Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan said that they were gathered today to commemorate "resounding victory" in 'Operation Swift Retort'...

  • Turkish Air Force bombs IS targets in Syria

    The air raids against IS targets marked a dramatic hardening of Turkey's attitude towards the group...

    The bombing raid was the first by the Turkish Air Force on IS since the extremists began their advance across Iraq and Syria in 2013, seizing control of swathes of territory right up to the Turkish border...

  • Delhi air force on high alert after suspicious 'UFO' sightings

    DELHI: Security agencies guarding Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport have been put on high alert following the Air Traffic Controls (ATC) 'regular spotting' of suspicious flying objects which appeared thrice in and around the airport on Friday morning, said a report published on Hindustan Times...

    Earlier on Friday, the flying objects were first noticed by an air force officer, said the report...

  • PAF chief vows air force 'ready as ever' for external challenges

    The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is ready as ever for the defence of the country, said Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman at the culmination ceremony of the first ever multi-national counter-terrorism air exercise held at a PAF Operational Air Base...

    The two-week-long exercise named ACES MEET-2017 started on October 16, in which contingents of Turkish Air Force and Royal Saudi Air Force also participated...

  • Abbasi first PM to participate in air force training mission

    ISLAMABAD: In a first for any prime minister of Pakistan, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday participated in an exercise training mission aboard an F-16 aircraft as part of the elite No 9 multirole squadron...

    It was during a visit to the newly established ‘Airpower Centre of Excellence’ at an operational airbase of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Sargodha when the prime minister took part in the mission...

  • Saudi king’s air force pilot son named envoy to US

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has named an air force pilot son of King Salman as ambassador to the United States, a major ally with which its ties are improving under President Donald Trump...

    Prince Khaled, the new ambassador, is an air force pilot who flew missions as part of that anti-IS coalition, said Salman al Ansari, president of the Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee (SAPRAC)...

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